Complaint Review: Maryvale Police Department
- Maryvale Police Department
6180 West Encanto Blvd.
- Phone: 602-495-5008
- Category: Police
Maryvale Police Department Discrimination, Corruption, Police misconduct, harassment Phoenix Arizona
Maryvale Police Department is discriminating and extorting money from Hispanic owned bars/night clubs in the city of Phoenix. This has been an on-going problem for at least 5 years without any of the owners bringing this issue to the surface in fear of retaliation. The owners call it a Shakedown.
It starts with the officers working the off-duty detail assigned by Commander Jim Pina (this is all done in cash no paper trail). They come in, work the venue and when they see the Bar/Club making money they start by first telling owners they need more officers, then they demand more money. If you don't comply, they make threats to owners on how they can shut you down. Owners normally comply for a period of time. The longer you have them there the more money they demand from the business. When business owners get tired of the extortion they fire them. Owners normally hire Maricopa County Sheriff Officers to work off-duty (the competition to Phoenix PD) that's when the retaliation starts Phoenix PD files complaints against Bar/Club with Liquor Department, Fire Department (for capacity), Health Department and any other government entity that will help close business. Then Phoenix PD starts soliciting neighbors around business to help close business down. Phoenix PD then files a complaint with City Of Phoenix Zoning Department to revoke the Dance Hall Permit (yes, you need a dance permit to have people dancing at bars). Phoenix PD knows very well if you take away dancing at a Hispanic bar you take away their culture therefore the business will not survive. Phoenix PD will not stop harrasing business untill it is closed. This is pattern they are doing because of greed, racists, and corruption.
The proof is in the pudding!
There are many more details to this and I hope more people will come forward on this matter. We need to put a stop to this misconduct.
There is no crueler tyranny than that which is exercised under cover of law, and with the colors of justice ..."
Police Officers Code of Ethics
As a Law Enforcement Officer, my fundamental duty is to serve mankind; to safeguard lives and property; to protect the innocent against deception, the weak against oppression or intimidation, and the peaceful against violence or disorder; and to respect the Constitutional rights of all men to liberty, equality and justice.
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